This page lists a number of astronomy related events and location of interest in the York area and further afield.
- Saturday 7 September: Stargazing and night-time nature walk at Rievaulx Terrace. Hear talks by astronomers from York Astronomy Club and take a night-time walk with Head Gardener Nick. Booking essential, see Rievaulx Terrace website for details
- ‘An amazing discovery’ – John Goodricke, a famous Georgian astronomer lived at York Treasurer’s House and made an astonishing discovery in the night sky. Find out more on this tour and how the 18-year-old astronomer used the Minster spires to measure the universe and variable stars. See their website for details.
- Transit of Mercury 11 November 2019 – details to be announced.
This year, a number of the BBC Proms have a space theme:
- Holst – The Planets/Adams – Short Ride in a Fast Machine – 21 July
- Anna Thorvalsdottir Metacosmos – 22 July (part of a programme including the Rite of Spring)
- The Race for Space (Public Service Broadcasting) – 25 July – (Showing on BBC4 – 26 July)
- Messiaen Des canyons aux étoiles – 28 July
- Sci-Fi Film Music 7 August – (Showing on BBC4 – 9 August)
- Huw Watkins: The Moon – 8 August
See the BBC Proms website for more details.